I’m breaking away from writing Christian fiction for a short while. My next book, which I am thoroughly enjoying writing and researching is The Fisherman’s Wife, which is a historical romance novel.
1727. A wife with an oppressive husband. A pirate trapped by circumstance. Together they must face their fears and make a break for freedom.
When Connie’s parents die, rather than become homeless she accepts a proposal from a fisherman known for his temper. After seven years of marriage, she is labeled cursed because she is childless. Her drunken husband brutally punishes her for her failings and Connie retreats into a world of her own.
Seeking his fortune, Eddie finds himself becoming an unwilling pirate. With no way out of Captain Hawkins’ clutches, he concentrates on amassing funds to one day buy his freedom. A harsh life takes its toll on a gentle spirit, and he begins to lose himself in the bloodthirsty life of a pirate.
A violent tempest throws hope into both their lives when Eddie is shipwrecked in the fishing bay of Bigbury-on-Sea and ends up on Connie’s beach. Will the two of them take their chance at happiness, and if they do, can they outrun the men who want them dead? A thrilling historical romance novel, The Fisherman’s Wife is a gripping atmospheric love story!
Having a vague idea of a story in my mind, I pondered on a setting and decided to choose somewhere close to where my mum lives, which is Plymouth. A favorite spot for a beach day for us is Bigbury-on-Sea, and I decided Burgh Island was a perfect setting for my swashbuckling, slightly gothic, pirate romance. Imagine my surprise when I did some research only to find that pirates had actually used the island and lived in the Pilchard Inn! Researching for this book has been so interesting, I feel a whole library of stories building inside me, the only problem that will arise is where should I go when Connie’s story is finished? If only my books would start earning me an income, I might take myself to Burgh Island Hotel (like Agatha Christie) and set myself up a quiet place to write and write and write…